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Mrs. Q & Mrs. B – “QB Reading”. What?. We are going to learn how to use the clues in sentences & stories (Context Clues) to help us understand unknown words. Why?. Learning how to use the clues will you understand what you are reading. How?.

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What?

We are going to learn how to use the clues in sentences & stories (Context Clues) to help us understand unknown words

Why?

Learning how to use the clues will you understand what you are reading

How?

You will earn a blue ribbon in Study Island under the topic Context Clues.

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blue ribbon winners
Blue Ribbon Winners!

Topic: Context Clues

1 find a synonym

#1 Find a Synonym

The homework was more complicated, or difficult than she had first thought.

You might find a word with the same meaning.

1 find a synonym you try

#1 Find a Synonym – you try

There are many theories, or ideas, about what made the Ice Ages happen.

Theories=____________

You might find a word with the same meaning.

2 find an antonym

You might find a word with the opposite meaning.

#2 Find an Antonym

Even though some of the dogs were very docile, others were very mean.

2 find an antonym you try

You might find a word with the opposite meaning.

#2 Find an Antonym – you try

She thought her husband would like her new haircut, but he loathed it.

Loathed is the opposite of_____________.

3 find an explanation

#3 Find an Explanation

Jo was so exhausted, she could hardly keep her eyes open.

The word might be explained in the sentence before or after the unfamiliar word.

3 find an explanation you try

#3 Find an Explanation- you try

Jayne stopped at one cage and stared. The bird’s head was covered in scarlet feathers. Jayne had never seen such a bright red color on an animal.

Scarlet=____________

The word might be explained in the sentence before or after the unfamiliar word.

4 find an example

#4 Find an Example

Sometimes, right after the word, an example will be given.

Celestial bodies, such as the sun, moon and stars can be seen in the sky.

4 find an example you try

Sometimes, right after the word, an example will be given.

#4 Find an Example – you try

Our country's highest politician, the president, has the job of making sure our country stays

safe.

Highest politician is ________________.

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The archaeologist carefully removed the tome from its ancient resting place and proceeded to read the pages related to marriage in ancient Greece.

What does the word tome probably mean?

Pen

Weapon

Book

sausage

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Lakes occupy less than two percent of the Earth’s surface, yet they help sustain life. For instance, lakes give us fish to eat, irrigate crops, and generate electrical poser.

What does the word sustain probably mean?

Support

Obstruct

Prolong

Destroy

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This morning’s rainstorm dissipated when the clouds separated and disappeared to the north and south.

What does the word dissipated probably mean?

To separate and disappear

To come together

To turn gray and stormy

To fall to the ground

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Very cold very hot pretty

comfort good luck pain

Very dry very wet grassy

lake false image forest

fear plan of action dream

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Head to this site and play this cool game!

http://www.learningtoday.com/player/swf/RC_Context_Clues_L5_V1_T4a.swf